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Don’t Be A Tightwad- Panda Qab Album 
Join The March Of Dimes 

By RICHARD HARRIS 

Many organizations and individuals in the Houston area are going 
all out for the March of Dimes polio fund drive. How about you ? 

One of the organizations which is helping a good deal is the T.A.P. 

(Teens Against Polio). This organization of high school students has been 
collecting contributions in the downtown area and at different shopping 
centers around the city from 3:30 to 5:00 P.M. each day, but without con¬ 
tributions this and other March of Dimes organizations can do no good. WS 
You should realize, as the T.A.P. members and the other Macrh of 
Dimes workers* certainly do, that we are very close to the key to the er- 
radication of polio, which is one of the major diseases at the time. You 
should also realize that it is going to take money to complete the develop¬ 
ment and production of this vaccine and to help those who have already 
been stricken by this disease continue their battle against polio. To help 
others realize this the Harris County T.A.P., under the chairmanship of 
Bayna Strother, is planning an all-city, all night marathon which will be 
broadcast over all radio stations from early on the night of January 22 
until 7:00 A.M. the next morning. This should give you an idea of the im- Small in the picture, he’s grown 

portanee placed on this drive and the tremendous amount of work being up today; 
put into it. Grown up? Well, I should say! 

Besides the great work being done by others, something else should 
guide your thoughts as you compute the size of your contribution. This Our little friend towers over six 
is the fact that Pershing has never done very well in charity drives, espe- f ee t tail, 

cially considering or large enrollment and the fact that most of us have Which enables him to play has- 
little to worry about as far as money is concerned. This hasn’t made Per- ketball, football, and that’s not 

shing any more popular with other schools. This should make it a personal a jp 

challenge to each and every one of us, a challenge to prove to others that 

we are not the sort that should be described by a noun such as “tightwad” Blond curly hair and one big 
when it comes to charity contributions. dimple, 

We don’t expect you to miss that dance you have been thinking about g ums up kis description in a 
for the drive, but when you start giving up that extra candy at lunch time way f a j r i y simple, 
and those sodas after school your contribution money really adds up. At 

any rate you should be able to spare a sizable contribution. And remem- rp^ e f r j ejl dliness in his face, as 
her: your contrivutxon is the one that counts. -u.,, 


PERSHING CHATTER 


Managing Editor ... . 

Associate Editor .......... 

News Editor ... 

Copy Editors .... 

Associate Sports Editors . 

Feature Editor . 


.Richard Harris 

.... Ann Echols 

. Patti Oliver 

... Marjorie Trulan, Valerie Daunoy 

. Kenneth Carr, Bill Oelfke 

. Nancy Knapp 


I staff Typists. Donald Beckner, Bill Gay, Linda Hill, 

Lee Lillie, Jan McDonald, and Patsy Todd. 

Staff Photographers ... Robert Brown, Harvey Zeller 

Staff Reporters . Carolyn Williams, Mary Jane Burton, 

Berry Joan Koehler, Kay Schramm, Judy Wood, Marie Tryling, 
Loulynn Kelly, Ronnie Kline, Claire Sharley, Jim Runnels, Jimmy 
Kennedy, Evelyn Williams, Susan Kulman, Judy Cunningham. 
Faculty Adviser ....... George C. Evans 


Business Manager . 

Advertising Manager 
I Exchange Editor . 


Karen Kamin 
Toni Berrong 
Judy Enquist 


LEGION AWARDS— 

(Continued from Page 1) 

for himself at Pershing, too. He 
came to Pershing from West Uni¬ 
versity Elementary School and 
plans to attend San Jacinto and 
the new Bellaire High later. Steve 
has been described by his teachers 
as a fine, all-round student. He is 
now president of his homeroom, 
been vice-president twice, and has 
held and been nominated for sev¬ 
eral other offices during his stay 
at Pershing. 

Steve has been very active in 
sports at Pershing and has lettered 
in football, basketball, and softball 
during the school year of 1953-54. 
So far this year he has lettered in 
football and is one of the top three 
high scorers on the basketball “A” 
team. In additoin to athletics Steve 
was active in the Hi-Y last year. 

He lives at home with his par¬ 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Lonnie Thom¬ 
as, and a younger brother at 6438 
Vanderbilt. He has two older broth¬ 
ers—one a Rice graduate and now 
. an Ensign in the Navy and the oth¬ 
er is now a junior at Rice. 

The runners-up for the American 
Legion Awards were Norma Adams 
and James Dunnaway. The other 
candidates were: Lynn Collins, An¬ 
drea Mercer, Judi King, Ben Jones, 
Billy Comisky, and Billy Cash. 


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BOOK CLUB— 

(Continued from Page 1) 

Later they go “Captain Courag¬ 
eous,” and “Treasure Island,” and 
“Little Women.” The “Great Hou- 
dini” was almost an instant hit, 
so was “Memoirs of Sherlock 
Holmes.” 

This year the students have one 
hundred and sixty-two titles to 
choose from. 

In Pershing, Mr. Skinner’s social 
j studies classes have organized a 
lending library, who have access to 
a number of good books, of wbicn 
they are taking advantage. 

Ed Hunt stated that at present 
this club is only accessible to Mr. 
Skinner’s social studies classes, but 
as the club accumulates more books, 
he hopes that the entire school can 
participate in this “Teen Age Book 
Club.” 

-O- 

NEW SEVENTH GRADE— 
(Continued from Page 1) 

Allen, Karen Anderson, Miriam 
Bower, Joyce Turner, Martha Hoop¬ 
er, Joan Soehnlein, Nancy La Mot- 
ta, Mary Jane Moon, Dale Brown, 
Diane Brown, Ronda Burrage, War¬ 
ren Dillard and Elizabeth White. 

Tuesday, January 4th, the H-6 
teachers from these elementary 
schools visited Pershing. A copy of 
the orientation booklet, a map of 
the school and a directory were 
given to the teachers. 

-O---— 

SPORT DANCE— 

(Continued from Page 1) 

The cafeteria was decorated with 
red and white crepe paper, our 
school colors. Louise Wright, Jane 
Yodu, Jim Crowe, Barbara Man- 
gum, Norma Adams, and Elaine 
Antill worked on a committee for 
this purpose. 

A coat check was also provided 
with the help of Donna Baines, Lee 
Lillie, Peg Wright, and two of the 
mothers, Mrs Adams and Mrs. 
Yoder. 


Small in the picture, he’s grown 
up today; 

Grown up? Well, I should say! 

Our little friend towers over six 
feet tall, 

Which enables him to play bas¬ 
ketball, football, and that’s not 
all. ' 

Blond curly hair and one big 
dimple, 

Sums up his description in a 
way fairly simple. 

The friendliness in his face, as 
the picture shows, 

Helps' (fell why his personality 
everyone knows. VVV 

With a winning smile, and eyes 
of blue, 

His popularity success is plainly 
in view. 

Unscramble the letters and guess 
his name. 

MUNY TIMMIN 

Emily 1 Hamrick was featured in 
last issue’s Panda Cub Album. 
Emily, a member of Mrs. Long’s 
low nine homeroom, is the presi¬ 
dent of the Library Club, chair¬ 
man in one of her classes, gym 
class leader, and alternate Student 
Council representative. Dark brown 
eyes and light brown hair tops a 
5’ 4” figure weighing', well, never 
mind! Lamar seems to he the next 
school where she will attend and 
make friends as quickly and easily 
as she has done here at Pership. 

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Questions For Ad Contest 

Janette Tomlinson was the brain who won our ad contest and silver 
dollar last issue. The Chatter is sponsoring another ad contest this issue. 
Please turn your paper in, between 8:10 and the end of the second period 
Monday, to Miss Sims. 

How many ads are in the paper-this time? 

2. What are the hours of the Bellaire shoe repair shop? 

3. Who advertises a special spring price, V% for former pupils ? 

4. Who sells athletic equipment, trophies, and pennants? 

5. What business is located at 5505 Richmond Rd. and what does it 

teach ? I ——— 


6. What filling stations advertise 4003 Kirby Drive and when is 

this time and where are they it open? 

located? 14. What store is located at 2512 

7. Whose phone number is MO R* ce Boulevard ? 

54148 and what does he sell? What store is next to the Bel- 

8. What business sets diamonds ^ what has the of 

and repairs watches and jew- a tree - n it? 

elry ? 

, TT1 , j 17. What store will give you a 

9. What store sells discs and .. . .. , . ■. 

. . c. 10% discount on any purchase dur- 

c amS * . ing January if you bring in the 

10. Whose phone number is LI- a{ j j? rom this paper? 

2701, what is the product sold ^ what is the name of the men , s 


7. Whose' phone number is MO 
54148 and what does he sell? 

8. What business sets diamonds 
and repairs watehes and jew¬ 
elry? 

9. What store sells discs and 

chains? . 


and what does she sell for , . 

, ... „ and boys’ shop m the village ! 

• birthday gifts? - . LAvW 

,, T1 . 20. What are the serving hours 

11. When are the daily sessions da and Slmda s o{ the Spfller 

of the business on McGowan gimmons Cafeteria? 

at Hutchins and what is the ___ 

^ name of the business? ^ j 

12. What business is located at /Tn 

2476 Times Boulevard at Kel- l 9 /? I S 

vin? '■■■■■■[ Y--'’.. 

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The four graduating high-nine homerooms selected, in elections held 
late last week,-Patti Oliver, Lee Raesener, Norma Adams, and Jim Crowe 
to carry the last honor titles of their class in Pershing Junior High School. 

Patti Oliver and Lee Raesener were chosen to hold the titles of Most 
Representative Girl and Boy. Patti is a member of Mrs. Nelson’s home¬ 
room and has been one of the very popular girls around Pershing for the 
past three years. She has always been a good student and is highly praised 
by all her friends and teachers. She is often elected to run for various 
honors. 

Through the years that Patti has has been vice-president. Last year, 
been at Pershing, she has received before he started playing football, 
five scholarships and is working be was a member of the band, 
hard on the sixth. Patti is now the The boy who was runner-up for 
News Editor of the Chatter, and Most Representative was Ben Jones 
she also writes the “Prattle.” She of Mr. Brand’s homeroom, 
has been team captain twice, along Ji m Crowe and Norma Adams 
with several homeroom and class were picked as the Most Popular 
offices. Boy and Girl. Jim is in Mrs. High’s 

The runner-up for Most Repre- homeroom. During his stay at 
sentative Girl was Norma Adams. Pershing he has been one of the 
The boy voted Most Representa- most widely know boys in school, 
tive of all the H-9 boys was Lee He lettered in football last year 
Raesener, also of Mrs. Nelson’s and this year he is in the Varsity 

homeroom. Lee has lettered in soft- Club. 

ball and last year he made the Before coming to Pershing, Jim 
all-city basketball “B” team. He attended Condit Elementary School 
was a star pitcher in his teen-age and plans to attend Bellaire High 

baseball league and this year he School when he leaves Pershing, 

lettered in football for his work as He has held several offices in Ms 
quarterback on our team. homeroom and classes. Jim lives at 

Lee lives in Southside Place and home with his parents and a sister 
plans to attend Lamar. Among in Bellaire. 

other honors he holds, he is presi- Lee Raesener was runner-up for 
dent of the High Nine Class and the Most Popular Boy. 
secretary of his homeroom. He is The girl elected. Most Popular in 
past president of Ms homeroom and the high nine class was one who 


MARILOU ELLIS 

The eighth grade Panda Person¬ 
ality for this month, Marilu Ellis, 
is well known by students around 
Pershing, by sight if not by name. 
Marilu stands five feet, five and 
one-half inches tall and weighs 100 
pounds. She has green eyes and 
light brown hair. 

As a member of Mrs. Trice’s 
homeroom, she has earned many 
honors. She is a scholarship student 
and has been elected president of 
her homeroom. In gym she has been 
team captain twice and the gym 
leader once. She was her home- 
room’s candidate for Sweetheart 
and was her club’s choice for Snow¬ 
flake Queen. )%%%> 

With all these honors it seems 
rather natural that her favorite 
subject is math. 


STANLEY KAUFMAN 
This month’s seventh grade Pan¬ 
da Personality is Stanley Kaufman 
of Mrs. Lewis’ homeroom. 

Although he is small, he is great 
at baseball. This past summer Stan¬ 
ley played for the Little League 
team which was sponsored by the 
Campus- Cleaners. 

He is chairman of Ms English 
class, vice-president of his club and 
is team captain in his gym class. 

Stanley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Maurice Kaufman of 3134 Castle- 
wood. After high school Stanley 
plans to go to Rice. However, he 
has not decided, yet, just what he 
wants to take up as his profession. 


MIKE McCOY 

The ninth grade Panda Person¬ 
ality for this month is Mike Mc¬ 
Coy of Miss Moreland’s homeroom. 

Mike seems to have earned his 
new title by being very well rep¬ 
resented throughout Pershing. 
Mainly, he has played on the foot¬ 
ball “A” team and held several of¬ 
fices in his homeroom and classes. 
Other than being an excellent stu¬ 
dent, Mike seems to he slanted ath¬ 
letically and claims gym and Mr. 
Reitz as his favorite class and 
teacher. 

Bellaire High School and, if I 
can make it, Rice are Mike’s de¬ 
sires and future educational plans. 
He lives at home with his parents 
and brother at 4035 Grennoch. 


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in -Spanish, Mrs. Branner asked, 
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television screen? (meaning what 
do you think about!) She called 
on Dennis Sheean. He replied, “Pm 
having cable trouble.” 


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